Friday 24 November 2017

JP poster boy is team player

Congratulations to Conor Hillery, the Dubliner who was promoted as JP Morgan's co-head of investment banking in London.

UCD-educated Hillery was previously head of JP Morgan's UK Financial Institutions Group but now takes over from Laurence Hollingworth as co-head of investment banking.

Hillery, below, trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG in Dublin before moving to London where he joined Kleinwort Benson and then jumped ship to the Cazenove, which was bought by JP Morgan three years ago.

The clean-cut Hillery is obviously something of a poster boy for JP Morgan and appears on their website to entice others to sign up.

In a house interview he says that like many other Irishmen in London his career was "all by chance and the plan was to give it a go for a couple of years. Now more than 10 years have passed".

He adds that what you need in financial services is "an ability to get on with people and a positive, can-do attitude are key qualities for a successful career in investment banking.

"No one can do a deal on their own.

"You work with a great breadth of people day in, day out – your colleagues, your clients and other advisers".

Not bad advice, it has to be said.

Irish Independent

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